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Manuel Antonio National Park Rainforest Jungle Villa

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Max 15 people

Isolated on the mountainside, Casa Antonio has an elevated, unobstructed 270 degree panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from Quepos to the Islands of Manuel Antonio National Park.

With the constant sound of the Pacific Ocean and the sound of the Jungle life.

Casa Antonio offers a spacious three storied very private Villa with four grand bedrooms all with large private modern baths. Casa Antonio also has an extra two room cabina that sleeps three or four.

Water is heated by gas and electric for continuous service. Casa Antonio and cabinas are fully air conditioned and separetely controled.

We have all the luxury of the North American home including indoor and out door kitchens. Gas chefs stove and gas grill on terrazzo .

WIFI high speed wireless Internet.

Poolside Bar, we can stock and may pre-order.

Bedrooms are isolated off of the main house leaving a large space to commune and entertain

The Master Suite bedroom encompasses the entire upper level with a magnificent 270 degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Rain Forest. This suite is bright with natural sunlight and a separate terrazzo overlooking the pool and jungle below. One King size bed with an extra twin in the hall room, AC isolated to space. Grand bath and shower with view of ocean. This space is spectacular with the best view in Manuel Antonio.

The Quarter Deck bedroom, at the first level is very large, private suite with medium light. Situated overlooking the gardens, the jungle and with an ocean view. Small family or children. Very quiet space.

The Pool bedroom at the lower level has a king size bed and is isolated away from the main house with medium to high natural light. Total view of Pacific with rolling waves and the night sounds of the Jungle. Private bath and AC. Great space if you want to be either away from it all or in the middle, just by opening the curtains.

The Einstein bedroom is on the main level and located in the front of the house although no view of the ocean. Again with separate AC, a very large private bath. This room has a queen bed and is for the quiet sleeper with minimal light. In the morning and if the windows are open you will hear the Howler monkeys form the tree tops. Safe in room. Usually where we place grand-elders. All one level to parking lot in front..

The Cabina is 20 ft. distance from the main house and also has a spectacular view of the ocean. Large bedroom with double size bed along with another room with queen size. Private bath in natural rock, AC and refrigerator. This is truly jungle setting. Large porch/table and chairs, Crib and High Chair. Great for a Nanny's quarters.

The vast gardens on the acre of mountain side are manicured daily and also have rock paths for walking. The vast-night sky is illuminated with stars and constellations and the sounds of the jungle at night are truly mystical at Casa Antonio.

'La puesta del sol'- Sunset, is spectacular and viewed from any level of the house from November to May when it receeds behind the mountain.

Casa Antonio is a five minute walk to the Manuel Antonio beach below via the main roadway with side walks.

Local Bus lines and taxis are 200 feet away from Casa Antonio and up hill from the villa.

Excellent local restaurants and bars are all within walking distance even at night.

House keeper is free to guest although cook services are available but must be paid for extra.

Please bring mini key chain flashlights with batteries for walking at night anywhere in Costa Rica.

More Details

Owner
Lawrence Laurenzi
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, some Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2017

About Lawrence Laurenzi

*Former owner of the DuPont Circle Victorian Inn in Washington DC USA a BnB

*Emergency Medical Tech/Shock Trauma, CV Tech Washington Hospital Center in DC. Instructors instructor CRP. Instructor EMS phlebotomy, IV fluid therapy, etc

*Volunteer-Coordinator of HIV Testing and Counseling at the Whitman Walker Clinic/Elizabeth Taylor Clinic for 10 years, Helped open Max Robinson Clinic. Phlebotomy instructor and ran volunteer Testing Clinic.

*Civil Engineer/Architectural Design; Owned a Design Build Construction company for 20 years working mainly on historic homes in Georgetown and DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan. Moved to Costa Rica after 911, got tired of helicopters trying to land on my roof deck.

Lawrence Laurenzi purchased this villa in 2005

Why Lawrence Laurenzi chose Manuel Antonio

Casa Antonio really does have an incredible view of the entire cul-de-sac of Manuel Antonio. We strive to maintain the natural setting of the 'Rain Forest'. The monkeys pass by every day and our plantings are to feed the animals naturally. DO NOT FEED THE MONKEYS. Cross contamination is a real problem. We want people to be safe and go home without illness or injury.

What makes this villa unique

You are visiting the animals in their natural habitat and should not fear them. We live with them in their space as you will and they are not afraid of us. Only the Titi Monkey's will come close to you and they are precious animals. Just let the animals pass by naturally but bring a camera.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Larry, Our family of 10 (ages 4-67) had a fabulous time at Casa Antonio. From the beautiful setting, the sound of the Ocean, the spectacular sunset, the delicious dinners on the veranda, it was all perfection. We even had two visits from the monkey's and lots of visits from the lizards, Iguana and other creatures that delighted our 4 and 6 year olds.

Thank you so much
Dec 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San Jose Costa Rica
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Mogambo's @ Rahhael's
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Raphael's Terraces
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Manuel Antonio Park
Car: not necessary

Casa Antonio is located ocean side of roadway 500 feet from Pacific Ocean before entering the Park.

Other Activities: Canopy tours Zip line, parasailing, shopping, boating, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback in the falls or beach, Sunset Sails, Fishing, Golf 40 minuets away. Great restaurants and Bars. Surf school watch from Casa Antonio.

Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Luxury ocean view
    Pool room - toilet , shower
    Quarter Deck - toilet , shower , Large bath with makeup mirror
    Einstien - toilet , shower , Large bath with makeup mirror
    Cabina - toilet , shower , Newly done
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Einstien - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Extra twin in stair foyer
    Quarter Deck - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Pool room - 1 king
    *Upper Cabina - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , High chair for child
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are located 200 feet from the main roadway in Manuel Antonio. During high season we have direct walk to Manuel Antonio Beach access below property although there is a steep roadway. This access is not open during low season due to security to the hotel owner. There are many other ways to walk to the beach or you may rent a 4-wheel and drive on the beach. Owner lives on a separate property below and available for problems or help with issues associated with Casa A. We offer assistance to every traveler making connections and assuring comfort and safety. This is a perfect vacation villa for families with children or for groups of friends. We have many monkeys and trees for them to feed on. Many rare birds are spotted from the terrazzo including Toucan. Beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds during season.

Reviews

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Manuel Antonio National Park Rainforest Jungle Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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5

Great location for a large group - amazing views

  • 5 of 5

My family of ten loved this house - everyone had their own space and everything was very comfortable. Larry the owner was very nice, Kenya the housekeeper was awesome and Freddy helped us book taxis and tours to ensure we had a great time. Monkeys were around the property multiple times (big bonus) and we woke to birds every day. The view was simply stunning - even when it rained. My only suggestion for travelers is if you have anyone with mobility issues in your group you should rent a car or hire a driver because the hill to the property is a little steep (bus stop is as the top of the hill). Would be happy to return to this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Large house with private sleeping areas. Nice kitchen. Gorgeous terrace overlooking the Pacific with comfortable seating. Gracious host.

The description was accurate, the property was clean and well-maintained and the manager provided excellent customer service.

The group I traveled with have already reserved a week next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. It is so important for acquiring guest to have a current update on Casa Antonio. We all appreciate your rental with us and look forward to the groups return next year. Everyone was really nice and respectful to the animals and pets which means a lot to us. See you in a year. Thanks again
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5

Great vacation property with a Million Dollar view

  • 5 of 5

The house is really fantastic with just superb views from the balcony - what a wonderful place to have breakfast, siesta, and late night drinks. You can see the beach and watch the parasailing all from the comfort of your porch. The pool was a very nice refreshing place to cool off at the end of the day adventuring. Several mornings we were greeted by various monkeys who came for a visit. Larry and Freddy were tremendously friendly a great help in setting things up and getting a quick trip to the market when necessary - thanks guys!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome and thank you for trying Costa Rica as a vacation spot for the family and children. Glad after all of your planning I was able to meet the entire family. You guys were great and not a worry in the world. Truly got to see all Manuel Antonio has to offer and also have new surfers in the family. We try to make sure everyone has a memorable vacation. Thanks again, great to meet everyone.
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5

Annual Costa Rica Friends Rendezvous

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year that we have met friends for a planned week vacation at Casa Antonio. The spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and pristine Manuel Antonio Bay is front and center from the beautiful villa. Mono titi and white faced monkeys often visited the palm trees and lush flowers and foliage that surround this villa and its swimming pool. Many birds can be seen in the early morning including toucans, parrots, kiskadees, and bananaquits. Rooms and baths are quite comfortable, clean, and tastefully decorated with beautiful artwork. A fully functional kitchen is available to cook your own meals and to enjoy dinner on the deck while viewing the stunning sunset into waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Pool and villa are well taken care of and regular maid service is provided. We especially enjoyed the Pacific side of the villa which is floor to ceiling glass allowing sweeping vistas as if you could reach out and touch the water far below. Casa Antonio offered spacious common area for all our friends to get together for conversation and dining yet it afforded private space to retreat to at night. We really enjoyed swimming after dark in the lighted pool while looking up at the stars. We could walk down to the beach or catch a taxi or bus after a short walk to the top of the hill. It is close to the Manuel Antonio National Park entrance and village/beach as well as to restaurants and shops on the road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio village. We will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so great to meet make new friends. I met this couple three years ago on their first visit and look forward to their return each year. They have compiled two books of photos and narrations that are priceless and I can't wait until we see the 2014 Issue. Amazing people who respect nature and the rain forest, moreover, our quest to saving the trees and animals of Manuel Antonio. Eighty percent of our guest are return visitors as everyone living or working here gets to know people quickly. Everyone is treated the same. Their photos and descriptions are remarkable. Also, make a good Italian Pizza. Thank you for a great review and see you when you get back.
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5

Unbelievable!

  • 5 of 5

This is a place beyond words. The view is breathtaking: ocean, sky, flowers and palms. The pool is delicious. The residence is HUGE. There were six of us and we had enough space to be apart and together. Lawrence was a totally gracious and helpful host. I would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We became friends on the Internet before you even got here. All the plans for your family's first visit to Costa Rica and "the jungle" were perfect and we here at Casa Antonio try to accommodate as well as we can. Thank you for sharing an incredible dinner with us. It was a real pleasure to share our lives at the same table. Very sad to watch you all riding away. Pura Vida, All at Casa A
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Great location and veiw to die for!!!

  • 5 of 5

We think, it is the best location in Manuel Antonio!

Close to the main road (steep, but great everyday exercise!), close to the beach (steep!).But, Fredy, or Taxi, if you wish, can pick you up right at the villa, and drive you anywhere you want!Or you can take the public bus - bus stop is close too!

Close to the many restaurants! Everything is in the walking distance! Great service! Everything we needed was taking care of!

The view from the house was breathtakingly amazing! Monkeys every day and geckoes every night!

Airy and beautifully decorated house! There were 10 of us, 6 adults and 4 kids, ages 4 to 10 - more than enough space for everybody!

Great luscious gardens with gorgeous flowers surround the villa!

Highly recomend this villa !!!

Thank you Larry for making our stay such enjoyable experience! Thank you for taking care of us! Thank you Freddy and Joanna!

We’ll be back!

With love!

Big and loud group from St Louis

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Funny how folks can make you feel at home-in your own home. This was a wonderful group and we miss doing "shots of Russian vodka" on the terrazzo. We talk about you all the time and waiting for you to come back to Manuel Antonio. Our best Ar & Na; friends and families. Larry, Freddy and Jovanna.
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Refundable damage deposit $1,000

IF PAYPAL IS USED FOR A CREDIT CARD THE OWNER WILL CALCULATE THE 3% FEE AND THAT WILL BE ADDED TO THE COST OF THE RENTAL.